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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica
Print version ISSN 1983-5175
SOUZA, Sandro Cilindro de and BRIGLIA, Carlos Henrique. Cleft earlob repair by use of low cost surgical glue. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.4, pp. 715-718. ISSN 1983-5175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-51752010000400027.
BACKGROUND: The advantages of the cyanoacrylates in cutaneous synthesis have been frequently shown in the literature. However, these products have not been very used in Brazil due to the high costs of the 2-octilcyanoacrylate. Besides, the form more economically accessible, the 2-etilcyanoacrylate (ECA) has not been much studied as cutaneous adhesive. CASE REPORT: The authors describe the efficiency and the advantages of a laceration closing of a child's earlobe using the low cost ECA as alternative to the suture.
Keywords : Tissue adhesives; Cyanoacrylates; Ear deformities, acquired; Ear, external [injuries].